A reminder that if you have a morning exam you need to be in school at 8.15 am for a breakfast revision session.
Thank you to all the parents and carers who attended Year 9 parents evening this week.
Girls in year 7, 8, 9 and 10 had the opportunity to take part in a netball session led by a netball super league player from Northumbria University. Most of the girls who took part in this opportunity have played on the school netball team. This session was to reward students for their hard work and dedication towards the extra-curricular Netball club this year. Girls were very enthusiastic during this session and the coach who led the session was very impressed by the girls behaviour and skill level. What a fantastic way to end the netball season!
Design and Technology hosted the latest group of Year 5 students for 5 stars last night. The students experienced computer aided design and computer aided manufacture during the visit as they designed keyrings that were cut on the laser cutter.
We look forward to welcoming Year 5 next week for some more Design and Technology.
5 Stars was in DT Food last night and students had the opportunity to learn basic preparation skills while making a range of healthy salads.
Bedlington Academy welcomed another group of year 5 students in Design Technology yesterday. The students designed and made a selection of key rings that were expertly cut out using the laser cutter. A really good example of computer aided design and computer aided manufacture.
Five sixth form students entered in a national competition launched by the UK Space Agency last month and became one of the winning entries which came with a share of £5000 between them. The objective was to develop an idea where satellites could be used to benefit humans.
The team, named Team Higgs, came up with an idea called ‘Displaced Persons Aid’. They discovered that after a natural disaster many people are overlooked who are displaced while people who are injured are supported. So the idea was to make an app and a website that can track people who register themself as being displaced using GPS signals to a satellite. The displaced people can also then find out places they can go for safety, support, food and supplies.
Since the win being announced the team have been interviewed for BBC Newcastle and were featured on ‘Today’s North East’ on BBC Newcastle Radio on 18th April.
Next on the agenda is a Dragons Den style event in June where they will present their idea and get advice on how to progress with the idea.
Listen to the radio interview (1:27:20 on the broadcast): https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p062cfcx